Tools for Sustainability: Sustainable Agriculture Video Training Tapes for the Pacific Islands Region

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1997: $64,295.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $16,000.00
Region: Western
State: Hawaii
Principal Investigator:
John Craven
Common Heritage


  • Agronomic: corn, potatoes
  • Fruits: melons, bananas, grapes, pineapples, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, eggplant, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals, trees
  • Animals: swine, fish


  • Animal Production: housing, manure management
  • Crop Production: agroforestry, biological inoculants, cover crops, double cropping, intercropping, multiple cropping, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, application rate management, relay cropping, strip tillage, stubble mulching, tissue analysis, conservation tillage, terraces
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, wildlife
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, compost extracts, field monitoring/scouting, flame, genetic resistance, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, mating disruption, physical control, row covers (for pests), sanitation, smother crops, soil solarization, trap crops, traps, mulching - vegetative, weeder geese/poultry
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, permaculture, transitioning to organic, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, urban/rural integration, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.